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Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy

...es into which cancerous cells from thebreast might drain - is as effective for determining the spread of disease astotally removing all the lymph nodes under the arm. That journal report and subsequent media coverage helped trigger anongoing demand for sentinel lymph node biopsy among women diagnose...

Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports

...e where the diseaseoriginated. After cancer cells drain to the SLN, the disease may spread, ormetastasize, to other regions of the body. Lymph nodes are the body's first lineof defense against infections and cancers. They produce infection-fightinglymphocytes that are distributed via the lymphatic system ...

Stress common in AIDS victims who respond well to drug therapy

...es, living with achronic disease and the financial drain of takingexpensive medications). The comments of one study participant illustrate thesituation: " there's a lot more uncertainty now for me, I think. Because I made my peace along time ago about the dying issue and nowit's 'uh-oh' It's a good 'uh-oh'...

Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...lly fatal outcome. Depression is a huge economic drain on the county. Cuba, one of the worlds poorest countries offers better support for depressivepeople than we do. One person in five will suffer from serious depression in their lives. Older people are particularly susceptible with 30% of all patie...

Elderly population may drain resources from paediatrics

...DF document The needs of an ageing population may drain resources from paediatric care, writes Professor David Hall in this week's BMJ. With an increase in the number of profoundly disabled children surviving infancy into childhood, Hall argues that the demand for paediatric services will continue to in...

Cranfield pioneers back pain research

...n is a massive problem in this country and a great drain on the Exchequer. We are hoping to develop a system where neural networks can facilitate early diagnosis of back problems so the management can return to the primary care arena, the General Practitioner." "Early diagnosis should allow effective edu...

Research improves treatment of bladder cancer

... reduce urine production. Steps were also taken to drain as much urine from bladder as possible just prior to treatment. Lastly, patients were given doses of sodium bicarbonate to reduce urine acidity, a factor known to inactivate MMC. ...

Dentists deliver preventive messages to finance committee

...d those who choose academic careers. The US brain drain exacerbates these problems by wooing away quality Canadian educators and researchers, while at the same time, offering to pay off high debt loads incurred by students during their educations, Dr. Sweetnam remarked....

Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief

...w is floodwater from rainfall in major rivers that drain into Bangladesh, including the Ganges, Brahmaputra and the Meghna rivers. The weather and climate system forecasts are produced with computer modeling from probability statistics, each beginning with slightly different initial conditions, said Webst...

Emory studies COGNIShunt device for Alzheimer's treatment

... using a device called the COGNIShunt, designed to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the skull and into ...Emory study. "We hope the COGNIShunt will help to drain off some of those toxins and allow the CSF to better replenish itself." Shunting has long been used ...

Overstocked blood drains nations supply

...y for cerebrovascular surgery may be adding to the drain on the nations blood supply, according to a report in todays Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers say it may be time for hospitals to change their policies to reflect surgical advances that require less blood. Researchers c...

Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk

...ts its name because the angle that allows fluid to drain out of the anterior chamber is open. However, for unknown reasons, the fluid passes too slowly through the meshwork drain. As the fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises. Elevated eye pressure can damage the optic nerve; a healthy optic ne...

Reproductive tourism: Italy faces 'womb drain' as ART becomes better in other European countries

...is they will go to other countries for ART a womb drain that would reverse the current direction in reproductive tourism." Dr Nygren and Dr Anders Nyboe Andersen, Head of the Fertility Clinic at the Rigshospitalet at Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark, will be presenting the third ESHRE report on ART...

New data may alter frequency and surgical procedure

... only a few of these axillary lymph nodes actually drain from the breast and are appropriate first-line indicators of metastatic disease. Most women have one or two such "sentinel" nodes. With SNB, the surgeon injects one or more agents around the tumor, which then travel through the lymphatic pipes, highl...

Antibiotics not always beneficial for childhood ear infections

...g use of tympanostomy tubes in the eardrum to help drain fluid from the middle ear in children with recurrent ear infections, usually three or four episodes within six months. Hendley says there is no benefit to children unless they suffer from more severe bacterial otitis. Often, he says, the fluid goes a...

Contact lenses that dispense prescription drugs

...drops applied topically mix with tears, which then drain into the nasal cavity and from there, get into the bloodstream and to other organs, where the drugs can cause serious side effects. For example, Timolol, used to treat glaucoma, can cause heart problems. But drugs contained in a contact lens could be...

FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

...wer chest, prolonged bleeding after post-operative drain removal, decreased red blood cell count, joint swelling and shortness of breath. Non-serious, but severe related adverse events include: fever, headache and decreased coagulation factor VIII levels. ABOUT ADVATE ADVATE is a blood-clotting therap...

Afghanistan's health challenge

...nerate high domestic political visibility but that drain resources away from more immediately needed services in the recipient nation. We call on donors to focus financial health support on the package of services that Afghanistan has seen fit to develop. Such support has the capacity to benefit not only ...

Do overseas recruitment schemes fuel health inequalities?

...e NHS. Such schemes are likely to worsen the brain drain and further inequalities in global health unless they are explicitly linked with measures to enable doctors to return, argues Vikram Patel. Apart from the immediate effects of such schemes on human resources in developing countries, he believes that ...

New computerized tool predicts chance of breast cancer's spread

...tinel lymph nodes (the first few lymph glands that drain fluid away from the site of the cancer and are the first to which the cancer is likely to spread.) Previous studies have shown that among women whose breast cancer has spread to their sentinel lymph nodes, about 50 percent will not have breast cance...

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